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Song Parodies -> "Gaining Weight on Sundays"

Original Song Title:

"Rainy Days And Mondays"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Carpenters

Parody Song Title:

"Gaining Weight on Sundays"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

A song about bulimia and depression - by Karen Carpenter
Lookin' at that week-old casserole
sometimes I take a bit
don't care if it tastes like shit
feeling incomplete
all I wanna do is eat
gaining weight on Sundays always brings me down

what I've got they used to call the blues
nothing is really wrong
as long as there's some egg foo yong
OR milkshakes to swig......(I'm)
some kind of hungry pig
gaining weight on Sundays always brings me down

funny but it seems I always wind up at the fridge
it's nice to know I've got a hobby
otherwise I'd try to plummet off the city bridge
and hope somebody tries to stop me

What I like to do is stuff my face
shove a hunk of pastry IN
then I lick the rolling pin
Seven quiche lorraines
I barf 'em up and start again
gaining weight on Sundays always brings me down

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 24

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Dee Range - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Great take on a truly depressing problem such as bulemia. 555
Airfarcewon - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Right down calorie alley..by re-modeling what the Carpenters did....shows You're a pretty good carpenter yourself
Royce Miller - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
good parody, Stuart--it could apply to almost anyone, even if they don't have an eating disorder
Ashkicksass - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I think it's a univerasal thing - people eating alot on Sunday. Big Sunday breakfasts and then big Sunday dinners. Not that I have a problem with that...

Wonderful job, Stuart!
Johnny D - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
555...mmm...hungry now, must get snack...
Arwen - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent work, Stuart...5s...
alvin rhodes - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
funniest one i've read today...i've visited karen's crypt many times.. hear about the new karen album coming out. ?..her picture is on the spine...5s
John Barry - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
No voting disorder on this one. 5s.
Guy - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I couldn't weight to read this after viewing the title. Well done.
MasonR - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I weigh in with straight 5's...Didn't Karen Carpenter die of Anorexia?
Stuart McArthur - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Dee - thanks Airfarcewon - Royce, except for the barfing part, it certainly does happen to me - Ash, that's EXACTLY how it happens to me - thanks Johnny, enjoy those donuts - thanks Arwen, your perfectness - thanks Alvin (by now her spine could be on the spine) - thanks John - thanks for your early confidence Guy - MasonR, I thought she brought the problem of bulemia into the public eye, but it may have been anorexia (probably too similar to call - have to google it)
Guy - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Mason - Yes she did and I think that is what Alvin was alluding to in his comment about her pic being on the spine of the album.
Paul Robinson - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart - fine parody about a very sad affliction and a very sad individual situation. Even if a lot of there stuff was extra syrupy the Carpenter's had a lot of talent and Karen Carpenter had truly exceptional vocal abilities. I remember watching a VHS cassette of one of their concerts with every generation in my family watching and enjoying it...from my Dad, who is 89 now, down to my Niece. I can tell you for sure that no other group or artist will fit into that category. 5's...
Stuart McArthur - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, thanks, and this topic came up on the messageboard recently. Nobody had a purer voice than Karen Carpenter.....I have Carpenters Greatest Hits and it punches above its weight with the amount of time it gets on our home CD player. Honey-voice trumps syruppy lyrics in my book.
Kristof Robertson - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Keep 'em comin', Stuart....555
Adagio - June 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Good one, Stu.5's
Red Ant - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
( ABC-G-05 ) I have some mixed feelings on this one on funny. No vote for now. Sorry Stuart.
Agrimorfee - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) One man's meat, etc(poor choice of words, I know)...I didn't find this funny.
Stuart McArthur - June 07, 2005 - Report this comment
not funny, nor angry, nor inspiring, nor political, nor erotic - but still a parody

"I am NOT an animal - I am a parodic being"
Johnny D - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Mmm, hungry again, must get food.
Red Ant - June 12, 2005 - Report this comment
We know you're not an animal Stuart. I guess I'm the one failing here to find the substitution for funny in this case. I have several but this isn't included, though that may change ( as my pacing guildlines did ) if you can point it out.
Stuart McArthur - June 12, 2005 - Report this comment
actually I AM an animal, Red Ant, a wombat in fact! (shriek!) - nah, the quote was my parody speaking, not me, in a take-off of the famous quote from "Elephant Man" which is probably before your time - when he complained about being misunderstood, etc.

all I meant was (and this is only half-serious) that this little effort is still a parody, despite its humour not being obvious, and that there are plenty of other styles of parody, apart from humorous, (such as angry, political, erotic) etc. to be explored, as there are with all forms of creative expression

- and I'm certainly not Robinson Crusoe with that thinking either - plenty of people before me have suggested that "funny" should really be seen as a synonym for "well-crafted." I certainly see it that way - and I'm very happy for this effort to die by that sword!! cheers mate
Melhi - June 13, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) Not bad, by any means, but not one of my favorites of yours, either.
Dee Range - June 14, 2005 - Report this comment
(G) Vote and comment above
Rick C - June 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Good one, Stuart, on a sad subject. 555
Kristof Robertson - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) see above comment...still a load o' fun!
Phil Alexander - June 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Sweet... and more sweet, followed by the cheese course.
Ethan Mawyer - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC - G ... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH so many DKTOS's! maybe if i eat a lot of food the knowledge will magically come to me. Is that likely? No? Actually, I think this is dangerously close to the border between clever use of an artist's song and terribly bad taste. And i'll stop now before I get cyberlynched, especially since Stu was the only one so far to actuallly vote for my parody. But i must vote my conscience by not voting at all. Sorry.
MysteryGoat - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS either, of course I never liked the capenters anyway. An interesting take for a food parody I think.
Stuart McArthur - June 18, 2005 - Report this comment
When I first submitted this it got a 100% positive response - eight months later, there's a lot of negative - bad taste? - why? - I'll have to think about this

thanks Melhi, Dee, Rick, Kristof, Phil, Ethan and MG
Arwen - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC--still quite good, Stuart.
Charlie Decker - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Why do 5s suddenly appear, every time you write here?
Stuart McArthur - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
aw shucks, Arwen, but stop! Please!! (you're embarrassing me!)

thanks Charlie - untrue, but very clever
Scathe - June 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-G) This was depressing.
Jeff Reuben - June 20, 2005 - Report this comment
ABC-Surprised I missed this before. That could eat away at me for awhile. Nice.

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